Because You’ll Never Meet Me

Thomas, L. (2015). Because You’ll Never Meet Me. New York: Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

Because You’ll Never Meet Me
evolves through a series of letters between two teenage boys, Ollie and Moritz.20649195 Each letter progresses the story and illuminates their quirky, brilliant personalities.

It reminded me a bit of Everything Everything because both stories revolve around embellished medical conditions. Ollie is allergic to electricity; any small amount will cause seizures so he and his mom live a remote life in the woods. Mortiz has a pacemaker and was born without eyes yet has the skill of echolocation, being able to locate objects by reflected sound waves (as bats and dolphins do). Apart from the fact that Moritz lives in Germany and Ollie in the US, their health keeps them apart from one another.

Unpredictable from start to finish, this breathtaking story beautifully portrays friendship and humour.

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One thought on “Because You’ll Never Meet Me

  1. Hi!

    Thanks for getting in touch and liking the Sea Was angry That Day!

    I’m posting here because i couldn’t find a return email address when I received a donotreply from word press about your note;-)

    dukethecat;-)

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